Ravens offensive lineman Jah Reid enters into pretrial diversion program

Jim McIsaac

Facing battery charges, Jah Reid will enter a pretrial program which, upon completion, will prevent a conviction from appearing on his record.

Ravens offensive lineman Jah Reid is looking to keep a conviction off of his record.

According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Reid was accepted into a 12-month pretrial diversionary program, which stems from two misdemeanor battery charges. Reid was arrested for a role in fight at the Red Garter Saloon strip club in Key West, Fla. on March 9.

Reid reportedly let loose on a male patron that accidentally bumped him by head-butting, punching and kicking him after an argument broke out.

This case is similar to Ray Rice's, as the former Pro Bowl running back entered a pretrial diversion program in New Jersey to avoid the possibility of a conviction after a trial for allegedly assaulting his now-wife, Janay Rice.

Reid was drafted in the third round of the 2011 draft and earned some starting experience at left guard as a rookie. He's since fallen out of favor as a potential starting lineman and has mostly been a reserve.

Reid faces an uphill climb in making this year's roster. He's entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to make a base salary of $645,000. If the Ravens feel he's not among the top eight or nine offensive linemen in training camp, his days with the organization might be over.

Getting in trouble in Key West certainly didn't hurt his case either.


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